Performance and durability combine in liquid crystal transistors
Crystalline organic semiconductors have attracted a lot of interest for convenient low-cost fabrication by printed electronics. However progress has been stymied by the low thermal durability and reproducibility ...
Deeper understanding of quantum fluctuations in 'frustrated' layered magnetic crystals
The construction of model quantum systems or simulators that can reveal hidden insights into other, less accessible quantum states requires paying attention to interactions normally overlooked by most theories, ...
Improving the theory of phase transitions with supercomputers
When water molecules evaporate from a liquid phase into a gaseous phase, they alter their aggregate state. The mathematical description of such a phase transition harbours pitfalls as nucleation is needed ...
Superradiant matter: A new paradigm to explore dynamic phase transitions
If you put water in the freezer to make ice, you trigger a dynamic phase transition.
How does order emerge?
German scientists from the MPQ, LMU, and the FUB analyze how fast order can appear in a quantum-mechanical system.
Magnetic material's unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature
Study offers hint at a way to predict 'blow up' fires
Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory
A new study by a team of physicists at Rice University, Zhejiang University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Florida State University and the Max Planck Institute adds to the growing body of evidence supporting ...
Reversible solid-to-liquid phase transition offers new way to synthesize crystals
How the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs
Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed, bubbles immediately form and then rapidly begin the process of "coarsening," in which larger bubbles grow at the expense ...
Transitions between states of matter: It's more complicated, scientists find
The seemingly simple process of phase changes—those transitions between states of matter—is more complex than previously known, according to research based at Princeton University, Peking University and New York University.
UF physicists win two top international awards
Each year, the American Physical Society prizes honor the world's leading physicists. This year, two of those coveted awards are going to researchers at the University of Florida.
Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection
When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Johns Hopkins ...
Theoretical exotic state of matter in which electrons barely interact with each other
Naoto Nagaosa and Bohm-Jung Yang from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and co-workers have discovered a previously unknown state of matter that can occur when matter switches from one exotic quantum ...